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  • Duke University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Psychology School
  • Durham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Describe your background in research" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why clinical psychology?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Are your interests more in research or in clinical practice?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read POI's articles, read website program description " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Access to medical patients, the campus, med school is right next to psych building, research productivity & reputation of the faculty, program secretary is very nice and helpful" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The clinical training. To a question about which theoretical therapeutic orientations are taught, one grad student literally said "they tell you to go in with patients and do what you want / what you feel like." Also, only given 10 days advanced notice of interview day. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good program with good reputation. Will train you to be a researcher, not so sure about quality of clinical training. Did not offer a tour of facilities/campus. Impression/vibe is: they are Duke, they know they are Duke, so you cater to and impress them, not vice-versa. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Raleigh-Durham

Where did you stay?

Hotel

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

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